Cookies

This site incorporates the use of Cookies. Cookies are small data text files that are sent from a server computer during a browsing session. Cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive and are used by Websites to simulate a continuous connection to that site. They do not identify you, but in order to make our site more responsive to your needs we use cookies to track and manage information relative to your specific interests. In this way we can tailor our site to your needs and deliver a better and more personalised service and track the pages on our site that you visit. The use of cookies automatically identifies your browser to our computers whenever you interact with our site. Your browser options allow you to disable cookies (read more about this on http://www.aboutcookies.org for more information). You should note that if you do not accept the cookies or subsequently choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access all the services on this site.

We have one cookie that is used for functional reasons which is necessary for the site to work and set by our content management system, this only lasts for the length of your visit.

The other cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. If you do not disable them but continue to use our site we will take this as your consent to the use of those cookies. Read more about the individual analytical cookies we use and how to recognise them below:

 

Cookie Control settings

Name

Description

Expiration

civicAllowCookies Cookie Control user interface to remember your preference. 1 year
civicShowCookieIcon Cookie Control user interface to remember your preference. 1 year

 

Universal Analytics

Name

Description

Expiration

_ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years

 

Cookies set by Google Analytics

Name

Description

Expiration

__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the_setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated_setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update

 

Google Remarketing

Name

Description

ebNewBandWidth_.google
ads.g.doubleclick.net
__ar_v4
id
_drt_
These cookies are written by Google for the purpose of showing advertisements to users who have previously visited our site as they browse other websites on the internet.
Further information on Google Remarketing can be found here: http://www.google.com/ads/innovations/remarketing.html

 

WordPress

Name

Description

Persistence

wp-settings-time-1
wp-settings-1 
These cookies are required by WordPress, a popular open-source platform used for managing content on this site. These cookies record the time that you log in and the number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. Expires after 1 year

 

Crazy Egg

Name

Description

Persistence

is_returning These cookies are required by Crazy Egg to track visits and returning visitors Expires after 5 years